Saturday, March 04, 2006

Ukraine Adoption Plea

Linda Goodnight
Do you know anyone who has ever adopted from Ukraine?

In previous posts I mentioned that we hosted a little Ukrainian girl at Christmas. Since then, after much prayer and asking ourselves if we had lost our minds, we decided that we couldn't leave her to grow up in an orphanage. So, we are currently collecting the paper work to adopt both Sasha and her sister, if possible. The problem at this moment though, is not in the mountain of paperwork or even the frightening expense. The problem is that Ukraine has suspended adoptions to Americans. Why? Because about 900 American parents who have adopted from Ukraine have not turned in the yearly reports that the Ukrainian government requires. And now, because of the noncompliance of a few, many children may live out their entire childhoods without families, including the little girls we would love to bring home.

So, please, for the sake of many, many needy kids, if you know of anyone who has adopted from Ukraine, please urge them to check and make sure they have filed their yearly reports.

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